Arcadia was inspired by the fierce and loving loyalty of a mother bear. The sharp angles and wedge serifs reinforce the idea of protection, while the curves and semi-circular terminals evoke a mother’s warm embrace. This text typeface has a charming quirkiness about it that is reminiscent of a loving, yet odd, family.
The name is derived from Arcadian landscapes in art history. Classical French paintings sometimes depicted an ideal nature—an Arcadian landscape—that was beautiful and wild, yet completely safe. I imagine this setting to be the ideal place a mother bear would want to raise her young, a place where they could explore and wonder without fear of being hurt or broken.